Like Star Trek’s Enterprise, Uruguay dared to boldly go where no country has gone before: legalization of recreational marijuana. Although there are other countries like The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain that has decriminalized marijuana possession, its transport, distribution and sale still remains illegal in those countries.
Just thinking. Sensible, intelligent – and yes, famous – people have a lot of good to say about recreational use of marijuana. At the very least, positive insights on marijuana even on a recreational level bolster the case for legalizing medical marijuana. Here are what famous people said about marijuana.
Medical Marijuana Bill is reintroduced in Pennsylvania More than a year ago, SB 1182, a legislation that would allow medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, was stonewalled and did not make it to the House floor. Medical marijuana advocates and supporters see a glimmer of hope now that Senate Bill 3 had garnered the support of both Democrats and Republicans. Senate Bill 3 is almost identical to SB 1182, a bill which passed the Senate in 2014 by a vote of 43-7 but was turned down by House.
When Charlotte and Chase Figi were born as twins on October 8, 2006, it brought sunshine to Matt and Paige, the child’s parents. But the happiness of the Figi’s dimmed as soon as it appeared and quickly turned into shadows. Barely three months after the birth of the twins, Charlotte had a sudden seizure that lasted for 30 minutes. They saw her eyes flickered as her whole body violently trembled.
Marijuana don’t kill. Whereas prescription drug kills around 100,000 people a year, marijuana doesn’t. Dr. Lester Grinspoon, professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School, claim that ‘in 10,000 years of known use of cannabis, there's never been a single death attributed to marijuana’. People can die from overdose of coffee or too much wine but no one will from too much marijuana.
There are already pharmaceutical drugs with cannabis content that are available in the market. Why use medical marijuana when there are already two FDA-approved drugs with synthetic cannabinoids?
According to archaeologists, cannabis was among the earliest crops purposely planted by human beings around 6,000-12,000 years ago. The earliest recorded historical entry about cannabis can be traced back as early as 2737 BC. A Chinese pharmacology treatise written by Emperor Shen Nung mentioned cannabis as medicine for gout and rheumatism.
The parents of seven year-old Mykayla Comstock were devastated when their daughter was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-cell ALL) in July 14, 2014. T-cell ALL is a very rare type of leukemia. As an aggressive form of cancer that typically haunts children, it is caused by the unrestrained reproduction of Lymphoblasts in the body from the bone marrow.
More than half the United States could see medical marijuana legalized in the next few years, as there are 23 states that have approved legalization and 16 states awaiting a decision as early as this year. The first two states to watch are Pennsylvania and Florida. That’s according to Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization that headed the push for legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado.
When Colorado’s so-called 70/30 rule expired in October 2014, it meant a lower cost of entry for recreational marijuana business owners. Nearly six months later, the residual effects are apparent -- most notably the declining value placed on medical dispensaries. Until Oct. 1, Colorado’s recreational dispensaries were required to grow at least 70 percent of their product. This meant business owners had to either have cultivation expertise or the financial backing to pay for it. That entry barrier lifted with the expiration of 70/30, which opened the door to low-grade, wholesale purchases. No longer did shops have to pay for overhead costs associated with cultivation facilities. They could simply find the cheapest product on the market -- regardless of mildew, bugs or quality -- and move it to places where customers will pay top dollar.
Wendy Zaharko refers to herself as Aspen, Colorado’s country doctor. She has seen mangled limbs from bad ski injuries, broken bones from hang-glider accidents, the toll of cancer and the impact of sleeplessness. For all these ailments, she has one first-line recommendation: cannabis. Zaharko, a well-known squash player who competed at Princeton in the early 1970s, says marijuana was always available in her college days. It was a private campus, so few of her peers were ever hassled about it. Even outside of school, the substance had become a vital element for Vietnam War opposition.
You can have the dankest nuggets in the world but if you haven’t turned on the THC you might as well just eat your greenbacks one by one. In order to feel the psychoactive effects from marijuana you must first remove the carbon molecule from the plant material. We are going to go over the basics here, we aren’t going to get into a debate between solvents, mediums, etc.
One of the greatest advantages of getting to know your farmer is getting to know his “trimmings.” A lot of the times in the trim room the crew will trim over bins that will collect and spin the “daze catch” of leaves, small buds and such. What is left over after these have been spun is essentially pollen from the plant called Kief.
A good amount of families are making super strength tinctures with high dosages of CBD and THC combinations. While attending the Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino California in February I found candies with 500mg THC/1,000 CBD that were the size sucker. I also stumbled across caramels that had 1,000 mg THC that were the size of a single Twix bar. How are they making these crazy dosages accurately and who are they making them for do you ask?.?.?
One of the most common questions I get is this, “How much marijuana can I put in a recipe without it making me want to crawl under the table and go into in the fetal position.“ There are so many variables in this question that we are going to have to break it down to the simplest form. The quality of your bud.
Since marijuana is still illegal in many states, many people from across the country get busted through their illegal use. Most of them get arrested, however, bail out of jail. Celebrities are not exempted to this as there are also famous Hollywood personalities busted for marijuana. Here are the top 11 celebrities who were found using marijuana illegally.
People’s attitudes towards marijuana have shifted, citing different opinions from the public, but most views have accorded with the current trends in the United States. More and more Americans are showing how their marijuana views have shifted over time, favoring their focus on the country’s overall drug policy. Nonetheless, here are fun facts about the drug that users and more so non-users do not know about.
Northsight Capital Inc. (NCAP) is a developer and operator of marijuana-related websites intending to provide its audience with a means to stay informed about the latest innovations about cannabis. One of the newest websites that the company launched is WikiWeed which just went live last month. What does this website offer?
WeedDepot is a marijuana directory and social platform where professionals and consumers get helpful information and locations of paraphernalia shops, dispensaries, physicians as well as other providers for both recreational and medical use marijuana. This website and its mobile app also serves as a community where patients using medical marijuana get to connect with other patients in their nearby regions to freely discuss, share their experiences and review local marijuana delivery services, medical doctors, dispensaries and co-operatives.
A compassionate and knowledgeable marijuana doctor is the key to your successful continuing care as a patient utilizing medical marijuana. However, it can be difficult to find a medical marijuana physician especially if you are residing in a state that just recently legalized medical cannabis. Because of this, MarijuanaMD has been designed to help make the lives of patients a lot easier than it used to be.